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High Voltage - Management Level [UK MCA]

UK MCA Approved

Entry Criteria:     
  • Prior electrical or electro-technical experience in a shipboard environment.
  • Have completed 12 months sea time as EOOW (Engine Officer On the Watch), after class 4 CoC. Part of an initial electro-technical training programmer.

  • Course Duration:     5 Days

    Course Description

    Contents of the course 

    • The need for, high voltage safety rules and procedures on boardships. 
    • Legislation and guidance pertaining to marine high voltage systems and how to apply it, e.g.; i. International Health and Safety legislation ii. Domestic (Flag State) Health and Safety legislation  iii. UK Marine Statutory Electrical and Safety Regulations iv. Code of Safe Working Practices (CSWP) v. Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
    • Electrical hazards associated with high voltage systems e.g. electrical shock, arc and blast.
    • Complete relevant examples of records and safety documentation including "Permits to Work" and "Sanction to Test".
    • Determine the assignment of suitably qualified personnel to carry out maintenance and repair. 
    • Operational and safety features associated with high voltage electrical hazards
    • Function of the protection devices and their sequence of operation.
    • Arrangement of high voltage switch rooms with reference to i. Switch room equipment ii. Switchboards iii. Transformers iv. Protection Relaysv. Tripping and auxiliary supplies vi. Earthing.
    • Operate high voltage interlock systems like key safes and Isolok systems.
    • Analyse the protection of a high voltage marine distribution system with reference to: i. The role and purpose of protective systems ii. Discrimination iii. Protective devices iv. Feeder protection v. Transformer protection vi. Motor protection vii. Emergency generator
    • Power management systems for the synchronisation and control of generators. 
    • Perform correct isolation and earthing procedures of high voltage equipment. 
    • Identification of different high voltage fault conditions. 
    • Preparation of switching plan to isolate a high voltage distribution fault.

    Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the classroom course.

    1. 2 passport size photographs
    2. Copies of Passport, CDC, COC